Air Force physician Monica Hill’s partner of 14 years,
Terry, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, Monica requested
a leave of absence to care for her. Sadly, two months later,
Terry died on September 11, 2001. While still coping with
the tragic loss of her partner, Monica was involuntarily
discharged from the military because she had violated the
military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy
when she asked to be at her dying partner’s side." Excerpt from the Fundraising Letter
Since Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was implemented in 1993; the military has discharged more than 10,000 Service Members. Countless others left to avoid persecution.
The Department of Defense (DOD) is the nation’s largest employer and the only organization that enforces a policy of discrimination based on sexual orientation.
To date more than $285 million of taxpayers’ money has been spent to replace those discharged.